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Infrastructure and Productivity in Asia

Political, Financial, Physical and Intellectual Underpinnings

Editors: Kidd, J., Richter, F. (Eds.)

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There is a feeling that Asia is at a crossroad, and is facing a new crisis. The earlier crisis of 1997/98 showed that effective systems were missing. Afterwards governments, foreign investors and foreign managers initiated more holistic infrastructures, but corruption, poorly connecting systems, and a lack of transparent management have ensured that these are under performing. In this book well-informed authors offer insights on Asia's political, educational and physical infrastructures, and indicate the routes leading to better integrated futures.

About the authors

JOHN ALEXANDER President, Center for Creative Leadership, USA JOAN BARON President and CEO of Telsk and Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea, Canada CHONG JU CHOI Dean and Executive Director, National Graduate School of Management, Australia RALF HIRT Managing Director of Asian-Pacific business, DoubleClick Inc. USA MICHAEL JENKINS Managing Director of Asian Campus, Center for Creative Leadership, Singapore HARVEEN KAUR Manager at the Research and Strategy Department, Securities Commission, Malaysia RICHARD LYNN Former Professor of Psychology, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin and University of Exeter, UK ALI MIRZA Executive Director and Co-Founder of MarketShare, USA ENG CHYE PHUAH Head of the Research and Strategy Department, Securities Commission, Malaysia RANJIT AJIT SINGH Director of Strategy and Risk Management Division, Securities Commission, Malaysia NARA SRINIVASAN Professor of Security and Risk, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia TERRY TUHARSKY Senior Consultant, Telus International, Canada TATU VANHANEN Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Tampere, Finland CLAY WESTCOTT Principal Regional Cooperation Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Philipines

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'This landmark volume offers a timely and outstanding contribution, and is a most serious and sophisticated attempt to approach the tension between economic development and moral standards in Asia. John Kidd and Frank-Jürgen Richter call strongly for more inclusive, pro-people, dynamic, and interactive forms of economic policies attuned to the evolving realities in Asia, and put a premium on the rule of law and good governance which must be home-grown in each country because these cannot be outsourced.' - Fidel V. Ramos, Chairman, Ramos Peace and Development Foundation; and former President of the Philippines

'Infrastructure is a big word and a big subject, but there is no doubt that Asia will be spending hundreds of billions of dollars on both hard and soft infrastructure to underpin its economic growth in the coming years. This book is a timely collection of essays on the subject, and it should be of particular interest to those engaged in building Asia's vital but still inadequate social services infrastructure.' - Victor Mallet, Chief Asia Correspondent, Financial Times, Hong Kong

'This book highlights one of the most challenging tasks for Asia today - under the veneer of explosive economic growth and development lies a far more explosive and daunting task of ensuring that adequate (and sometimes obsolete) infrastructure meet the needs and aspirations of a booming Asian economy and a fast-developing Asian society and polity! John Kidd and Frank-Jürgen Richter have posed this fundamental problematique clearly and seek to offer readers an insight into a better future for Asia, in meeting this challenge.' - Dr Eric Teo Chu Cheow, Council Secretary, Singapore Institute of International Affairs and Managing Director, Savoir Faire Corporate Consultants, Singapore

'Asia is both diverse and unique. The authors dig into infrastructure such as education and governance and connect these to productivity. It is a very insightful and interesting book - and it tells us that the resolution of Asia's own agenda will take Asia towards a brighter century.' - Yoshito Hori, Chairman and CEO, Globis Group, Japan


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Infrastructure and Its ‘Sticky’ Interconnections: Perspectives from Asia

    Kidd, John B. (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • The Role of Human Capital and Intelligence in the Economic Development of the Asian Economies

    Lynn, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 28-50

  • Knowledge Resources in Korea: Understanding Korea’s Business System and Capitalism

    Choi, Chong Ju

    Pages 51-67

  • Infrastructure and Productivity in Asia

    Singh, Ranjit Ajit (et al.)

    Pages 71-82

  • The Dynamics of Large Asian Corporate and Family Conglomerates

    Mirza, Ali

    Pages 83-103

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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Softcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infrastructure and Productivity in Asia
Book Subtitle
Political, Financial, Physical and Intellectual Underpinnings
Editors
  • J. Kidd
  • F. Richter
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-52356-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230523562
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4291-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52178-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 235
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics